Alleluya, Karangahape Rd

By Sue Baxalle


Herald Rating: 3/5
Address: St Kevin's Arcade, 183 Karangahape Rd, Auckland

Alleluya. Photo / Steven McNicholl
Alleluya. Photo / Steven McNicholl

We came here because I'd heard it was a cool place to visit. Parking was surprisingly easy on the street (pay and display), though the weather was not enticing the day of our visit.

We walked in and immediately thought the arcade is a beautiful flashback to Auckland's 1920s heyday.

The most unusual thing on the menu was the breakfast burrito with spicy scrambled egg, chilli and coriander, topped with avocado and tomato salsa ($11.50).

We ordered the breakfast burrito - lovely, creamy egg in a tidy little package which was nicely spiced - and the Spanish omelette with potato, chorizo, capsicum and red onion ($13.50) which Leanne deemed very flavoursome but a bit heavy on the potato.

The service was laid-back to the point of standoffish, but perhaps that's part of being in K Rd.

The coffee was very good. Hot and the perfect foil for the raging elements outside.

We recommend if you come here sit down the end of the arcade where you can look over Myers Park and out towards the Sky Tower. The view would be even better on a less grey day. Then take time to ferret through the interesting boutiques in the arcade.

Overall we thought it would definitely merit a return visit.

- NZ Herald

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